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Attorney and election expert Tara Ross said the Electoral College has nothing to do with slavery during an interview with “Fox & Friends” Wednesday.
“You hear today that it’s just about slavery and the southern slave-owning states wanted to have an Electoral College. Nothing could be further from the truth,” she said.
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“If you look at the discussions, it was large versus small. Some of the large were northern states. Some of the large were southern states. And vice versa. It was about the size of the states. It was not about slavery at all. It was about, ‘let’s have a presidential candidate who addresses the needs of the whole country.'”
Ross said small states were concerned about being left out of the fold, which led to a compromise and the current system in place today.
“There are so many memorable quotes of small state delegates sitting on the floor of the constitutional convention, thundering at the large state delegates next to them, ‘we do not trust you’ … The small states were very scared,” Ross added. “And...
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